• Interesting Places
  • Rathcroghan – an ancient place of buried Kings, Queen Medb and the origins of Halloween

    Rathcroghan Ancient Site Tulsk Co. Roscommon

    Between Roscommon town and Boyle is the medieval village of Tulsk whose hinterland boasts Connaught’s largest important historical complex, Rathcroghan, the ancient burial place of Kings, Warrior Queen Medb’s stronghold and the origination of Halloween.   Rathcroghan Ancient Irish site:  Rathcroghan, the ‘Sacred Capital of Connaught’, is the oldest and largest unexcavated royal site in Ireland and predates […]

  • Cities
  • A Derry great city…

    Derry is fast emerging out of the shadows of neighbouring Belfast as a great all-year-round Northern Ireland city-break destination (especially for Halloween), with its important history, the famous 400-year-old walls and the warmth and welcome of its people. I spent two nights there to experience the city and it’s world-famous Halloween festival. Derry (or London […]

  • Cities
  • Belfast is best for 2018

    Belfast city Cities can evolve at pace when the right social, economic, entrepreneurial and creative conditions are allowed to prevail. These in turn foster progress, confidence and optimism for the future.  This is Belfast today almost two decades after the historic Good Friday Agreement – a modern outward-looking city that is putting its best foot […]